Owner's Manual

ICRAFTSMAN°I
20.0 HP ELECTRIC START 50" MOWER AUTOMATIC

GARDEN TRACTOR
Model No. 917.273062

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Safety Assembly Operation Maintenance Repair Parts

CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment.

For answers to your questions

about this product, Call:

1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mort - Sat

Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.corn/craftsman

Warranty ...............................................2 Safety Rules .........................................3 Product Specifications..........................6 Assembly .............................................. 9 Operation ............................................13 Maintenance Schedule ......................20 Maintenance .......................................20

Service and Adjustments ....................24 Storage ...............................................32 Troubleshooting .................................33 Repair Parts........................................38 Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover

LIMITEDTWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN

RIDING EQUIPM ENT PARTS

For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This Warranty does not cover: ° Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters. * Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. o Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine. ° Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. , Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fue! should be used within thirty (30) days of its purchase date. . Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY

For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

IMPORTANT:This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
I. GENERAL OPERATION I1.SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. DO: * Mow up and down slopes, not across. ° Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. , Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. . Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. o Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. . Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. ° Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. ° Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. DO NOT: , Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. . Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. ° Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. o Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. . Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. . Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. ° Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. ° Slow down before turning. o Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. = Turn off blades when not mowing. = Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. . Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. o Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. ° Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. ° Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mowerrelated injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury.

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Ill. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. . Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. * Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. . Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. ° Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. ° Never allow children to operate the machine. Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.
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IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. -Use only an approved container. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. -Never refuel the machine indoors. - Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. •

Never run a machine inside a closed area. Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.

• Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. 4

• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. * Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. , Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. . Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. , Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.

* Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. * Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. o If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. * Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. _lb CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.

_, CAUTION: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessones contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

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PRODUCT GASOLINE CAPACITY AND TYPE: OILTYPE

SPECIFICATIONS 3.5 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR SAE 10W30 (ABOVE 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F) W/FILTER: 4.5PINTS W/O FILTER: 4.0PINTS CHAMPION RC12YC FORWARD: REVERSE: FRONT: REAR:

Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".

REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details.

(API-SF/SG/SH):

CUSTOMER

RESPONSIBILITIES
rules. maintaintractor. "Mainteof this

OIL CAPACITY: SPARK PLUG: (GAP: .030") GROUND SPEED(MPH): TIRE PRESSURE: CHARGING SYSTEM: BATTERY:

5.8 2.1 14 PSI 10 PSI

o Read and observe the safety ° Follow a regular schedule in ing, caring for and using your ° Follow the instructions under nance" and "Storage" sections owner's manual.

15AMPS @ 3600RPM AMP/HR: 35 MIN. CCA: 280 CASE SIZE:U1R 27-35 FT. LBS

BLADE BOLT TORQUE:

CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/ department. We have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor.

_k WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest authorized service center/department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).

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Steering

Wheel

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Steering Wheel Insert Steering Sleeve Extension Steering Sleeve

Seat

@ _(1)

(1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge Knob

(1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18

Mower
(2) Front Link_

(4) Retainer Springs (single loop) (3) Retainer Springs (double loop)

Gauge Wheels

(2) Shoulder Bolts

_(2)

Wheels

(2) Centedock Nuts

(2) Washers 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga.

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Video Cassette

Slope Sheet

Keys

(2) Keys

Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED ASSEMBLY FOR

TO REMOVE TRACTOR CARTON
UNPACK CARTON

FROM

A socket wrench set will make assembly easier, Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below, (1) 9/16" wrench (1) Pliers (1) 1/2"wrench (1) Utility knife (1) 3/4" socket with drive ratchet (1) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).

1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton. 2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of carton, and lay panels flat. 3. Remove mower and packing materials. 4. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove.

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BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL 1. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and large flat washer from steering shaft. 2. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 3. Slide the steering sleeve over the steering shaft. 4. Align tabs and press steering sleeve extension into bottom of steering wheel. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide onto steering wheel adapter. 6. Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with hex bolt, lock washer and large flat washer previously removed. Tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid.

(label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). Label

INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt securely. 4. Assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 5. Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat. 6. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 7. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 8. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely.

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Wheel Insert
Steering Hex Bolt Lock Washer

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Large Flat

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Steering Sleeve __:=,_Tabs Extension
Steering Shaft Steering Sleeve

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Shoulder

Seat Pan

HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label

Adjustment Knob

NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid.

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TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Roll tractor forward off skid.

TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls)
_, WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline.

3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. 4. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 5. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 6. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 7. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 8. Release parking brake. 9. Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. 10.Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position. 11 .Turn ignition key to "OFF" position. Continue with the instructions that follow.

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INSTALL MOWER

AND DRIVE BELT

Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspension arms are raised with attachment lift control. Engage parking brake. 1. Cut and remove ties securing antisway bar and belts. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of mower deck. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. iMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove. 3. Install one front link in top hole of the L.H. front mower bracket and L.H. front suspension bracket. Retain with two single loop retainer springs as shown. 4. Install second front link in R.H. front suspension bracket only and retain with single loop retainer spring as shown. 5. Slide right side of mower back and install link in top hole of R.H. front mower bracket. Retain with single loop retainer spring as shown. 6. Turn height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops.
Double Loop Retainer Spring(Outward pointin!

7. Lower mower linkage with attachment lift control. 8. Place the suspension arms on inward pointing deck pins. If necessary, rock and raise front of mower to align deck pins with the holes in suspension arms. Retain with double loop retainer springs with loops down as shown. 9. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left footrest and retain with double loop retainer spring. 10.Turn height adjustment knob clockwise to remove slack from mower suspension. 11. Raise deck to highest position. 12.Assemble gauge wheels as shown using long shoulder bolts, 3/8 washers, and 3/8-16 center Iocknuts. Tighten securely. 13.Adjust gauge wheels before operating mower as shown in the Operation section of this manual.

Front Suspension Brackets

Chassis Bracket Double Loop Retainer..Spring L.H. Gauge Wheel Bar _

Suspension Arm Front Links

Singel Loop Retainer Springs Shoulder Bolt Gauge Wheel Use Pliers for Retainer Springs 3/8 Washer Center Locknut Anti-Sway Bar Idler Pulley Deflector Shield Mower Bracket

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CHECKTIRE

PRESSURE

The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. = Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.

CHECK MOWER LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

CHECK FOR PROPER ALL BELTS

POSITION

OF

See the figures that are shown for replacing motion, mower drive, and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly.

CHECK BRAKESYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

,/'CHECKLIST Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist: yAII assembly instructions have been completed. ,/'No remaining loose parts in carton. y Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). y//Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. yAll tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). y/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results, (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). y/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. y/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. y/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position. While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: y/ Engine oil is at proper level. y/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. y/Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. y Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ,/" It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual).

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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature Learn and understand their meaning.

supplied with the product.

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BATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW

ENGINE

ON

ENGINE

OFF

OIL PRESSURE

LIGHTS

ON

OVER TEMP LIGHT

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FUEL

CHOKE

MOWER

HEIGHT

PARKING BRAKE LOCKED

UNLOCKED

MOWER

LIFT

N H L
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW PARKING BRAKE

IGNITION

ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED

KEEP AREA CLEAR

SLOPE HAZARDS

(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)

DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY

FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only)

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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL YOUR TRACTOR

AND SAFETY

RULES BEFORE

OPERATING of

Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Ignition Switch Light Switch Attachment
Clutch

Ammeter

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Switch

.L Lever Plunger

Throttle Control_ Clutch/Brake Pedal ,

Attachment Lift Lever

Choke Control Brake Lever Height Adjustment Knob Approx. Speed: FreeWheel

Motion Lever

Control

Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off. THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control engine speed. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB - Used to adjust the mower cutting height. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine.

National

Standards

ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off.

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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs, We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.

HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. 2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Attachment Choke -Push-In to Clutch Switch Pull Control "Disen( Out to "Engage"

* Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "OFF" will cause the battery to be discharged, (dead). NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. _lb CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. ° Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. ° Full throttle offers the best mower performance. TO USE CHOKE CONTROL Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine. • To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. TO MOVE FORWARD BACKWARD AND

Clutch/ lotion Control Lever Parking Adj Clutch/Brake Pedal "Drive" Position STOPPING "Disengaged" Position Brake

MOWER BLADES * To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch switch to "DISENGAGED" position. GROUND DRIVE* To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position. ° Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. ENGINE = Move throttle control to slow position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. 15

The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. 1. Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Release parking brake and clutch/ brake pedal. 3. Slowly move motion control lever to desired position, TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction. ° Turn knob clockwise (_) to raise cutting height. • Turn knob counterclockwise (F_)to lower cutting height,

The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. * The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. = For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. 1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height. 2. Lower mower with lift control. Remove rear retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel. 3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pins. Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground. 4. Replace retainer springs into clevis pins.
Retainer Clevis Pin

TO OPERATE

MOWER

Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Lower mower with attachment lift control. 3. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control. _CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Attachment Clutch Attachemnt Lift Switch Pull Out to Lever High "Engage" Position
,C'

Low

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Position

to

"Disengage"
Deflector Shield

TO OPERATE

ON HILLS

Gauge Wheel Bar

Gaug_ Wheel

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_CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15° and do not drive across any slope. * Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. , Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. = If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. , If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. = Move motion control lever to slowest setting. IMPORTRANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. ° To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. * Slowly move motin control lever to slowest setting. , Make all turns slowly.

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TO TRANSPORT When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 2. Remove retainer spring from freewheel control rod. 3. Push control rod in to disengage transmission and reinsert retainer spring into control rod hole now on back side of the bracket. - Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. ° To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure. NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).

2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/ dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART' in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. _WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. _CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler neck. De not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame.

TOWING MENTS

CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH-

Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor.

BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.

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TO START

ENGINE

When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. 2. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position. 5. Move throttle control to fast position 6. Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 7. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to "START" position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) 8. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. COLD WEATHER STARTING (50° F and below) 8. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control

in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: 1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. 2. Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position. 3. Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. * The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. PURGE TRANSMISSION _IbCAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is running. To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. 1. Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/ brake pedal.

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4.

Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times, NOTE: During this procedure there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system. 5. Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shut- off engine and set parking brake. 6. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in driving position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/ brake pedal. 8. Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever three (3) times. Your tractor is now purged and now ready for normal operation. MOWING TIPS • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is attached to tractor. • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. - Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished.

• If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. = Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used.

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FILLINDATES

ASRE ULARSERVIoE OU COMPLETE ---Check Brake Operation _

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Check Tire Pressure

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Check Operator Presence and Interlock Systems Check for Loose Fasteners Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades

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Lubrication Chart Check Battery Level Clean Batteryand Terminals Check Transaxle Cooling Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil

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Clean Air Filter Clean Air Screen

N

IIG Inspect Muffler/SparkArrester Replace Oil Filter (If equipped) N Clean Engine CoolingFins Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Fi_ter
1 - Change more often when operating 2 - Sen4ce more often when operating

under a heavy load or in hEgh ambient temperatures. In dgty or dusty conditions.

5 - ff equipped 'Mth adiustable system. 6 - Not required if equipped wEth maintenance-free

battery.

3 - If equipped with oil filter, change oil every 50 hours. 4 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.

7 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-[bs, maximum, DO not overt]ghten

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer.

LUBRICATION @ Spindle -Zerk

CHART

(DTie Rod Ball Joints
Zerk

@Front Wheel Bearing Zerk @Steerin/ Sector \ Gear Teeth

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BEFORE EACH USE
Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 1. 2, 3. 4.

(#Spray Silicone Lubriant (Move-B_oots to Lubricate) @General Purpose Grease @Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type 20 lubricant sparingly.

TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). o Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. o The engine should not start unless the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed and attachment clutch control is in the disengaged position. ° When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown.

IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat treated. Mandrel Assembly Trailing Blade Center Edge Hole
Flat Washer

Lock Washer _--Hex Bolt (Grade)* *A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by six lines on the bolt head. TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.

5/8" Bolt or

Center Hole

BATTERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. 21 ° Keep battery and terminals clean.

• Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. TRANSAXLE COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your nearest authorized service center/department.

ENGINE
LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF, SG, or SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES

Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. "Rghten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF, SG, or SH. * Be sure tractor is on level surface. o Oil will drain more freely when warm. * Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove drain plug. 3. After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely. 4. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 5. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished.
Air

Screen_

Oil Drain Plug

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II Cap/ Dipstick

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CLEAN AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times. Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled. NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating. AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Loosen knob and remove cover. TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER 2. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. 3. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. 4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it to dry. 5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE ,, Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge. 6. Remove nut and cartridge plate. 7. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the paper cartridge. 8. Check rubber seal for damage and proper position around stud. Replace if necessary. 9. Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge plate, and nut. 10. Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure by tightening knob.

Foam Pre-Cleaner Cartridge

Cartridge

Rubber Seal

Knob'

Nut

ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUGS Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.

ClaFmePl _ CLEANING

Clamp

• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.

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_IbCAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 2. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 4. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. 5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.

TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Turn height adjustment knob to lowest setting. 3. Lower mower to its lowest position. 4. Remove retainer spring holding antiswaybar to chassis bracket and disengage anti-swaybar from bracket. 5. Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms from deck. 6. Raise attachment lift to its highest position. 7. Remove two retainer springs from each front link and remove links. 8. Slide mower forward and remove belt from electric clutch pulley. 9. Slide mower out from under right side of tractor.

IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links. TO INSTALL MOWER Follow procedure described in "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual. TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • Measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground level at front corners of mower, Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same.
Front Suspension Bracket \

Adjustment Suspension Arms Chassis Lift Links

Electric Clutch

Front Front pension Bracket

Spring Retainer Springs Reta Spring Front M'_wer Bracket

Anti-Sway

Bar

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o If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. ,, To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 3/16". e Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground

_F

_

Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length

Nut

_G

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FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT iMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "F" directly in front of and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. * Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. = If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. . To lower front of mower housing, loosen nut "G" on both front links an equal number of turns. , When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against trunnion on both front links. ° To raise front of mower housing, loosen nut "H" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "G" on both front links an equal number of turns. . When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against trunnion on both front links. NOTE: Each full turn of nut"G" will change dim. "F" by approximately 3/8". * Recheck side-to-side adjustment.

Front Links

TO REPLACE

MOWER

DRIVE BELT

MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL 1. Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking brake. 2. Remove screws from L.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. 3. Roll belt over the top of L.H. mandrel pulley. 4. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley. 5. Remove belt from idler pulleys. 6. Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. 7. Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. 8. Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and bolt in mower housing. MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION 9. Install belt in both idlers. Make sure belt is in both belt keepers at the idlers as shown. 10. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley. 11. Roll belt into upper groove of L.H. mandrel pulley. 12.Carefu!ly check belt routing making sure belt is in the grooves correctly and inside belt keepers. 13.Reassemble L.H. mandrel cover.

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Screws Left Hand Cover

Idler Pulleys Primary Idler Arm

Spring

Electric Clutch Pulley

Bolt in Housing Left Hand Mandrel Mower Drive Belt Belt Keepers

TO REPLACE BELT

MOWER

BLADE DRIVE

Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. 1. Remove mower drive belt (See "TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual), 2. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual). 3. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. Unhook spring from bolt on mower housing. 4. Carefully roll belt off R.H. mandrel pulley. 5. Remove belt from center mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and L.H. mandrel pulley. 6. Remove any dirt or grass which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. 7. Check secondary idler arm and idler to see that they rotate freely. 8. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary idler arm and sway-bar bracket. 9. Install new belt in lower groove of L.H. mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center mandrel pulley as shown. 10.Roll belt over R.H, mandrel pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves properly. 11. Reconnect spring to bolt in mower housing and reinstall R.H. mandrel cover. 26

12. Reinstall mower to tractor (See "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual). • Reassemble mower drive belt (See "TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). Left Center Hand Mower Blade Mandrel Mandrel Drive Belt Right Hand Cover

Mandrel

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Anit-Sway" Bar Bracket

Screw

TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH

The electric clutch should provide years of service. The clutch has a built-in brake that stops the pulley within 5 seconds. Eventually, the internal brake will wear which may cause the mower blades to not engage, or, to not stop as required. Adjustments should be made by your nearest authorized service center/ department.

1. Make sure attachment clutch and ignition switches are in "OFF" position. 2. Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until space between clutch plate and rotor measures .012" at all three slot locations cut in the side of brake plate. NOTE: After installing a new electric clutch, run tractor at full throttle and engage and disengage electric clutch 10 cycles to wear in clutch plate.

TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For ease of service there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom of left footrest. 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.) BELT REMOVAL2. Engage parking brake (creates slack in belt). 3. Remove belt from clutching and fan idler pulleys. 4. Loosen belt keeper above transaxle pulley. 5. Remove belt from transaxle pulley. 6. Remove belt from engine pulley and front V-idler pulley. 7. Pull belt out of all belt keepers and remove from tractor. BELT INSTALLATION 1. Place V part of belt into grooves on engine pulley and front V-idler, making sure to route belt inside of all belt keepers. 2. Route belt on right side, coming from V-idler, towards back of tractor, above midspan belt keeper and to top of transaxle pulley. 3. Route belt on left side, coming from engine pulley, towards back of tractor and through loop in midspan belt keeper, 4. Place V part of belt into grooves on transaxle and fan idler pulleys, making sure to route belt inside of all belt keepers. 5. Retighten belt keeper above transaxle pulley.
Tractor V-Belt Drive Schematic Viewed From LH. Side of Tractor Transaxle Belt Kee Clutching Engine Clutching Flat Idler Pu"_YAbove Belt Keeper V-Idler Pulley

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Plate

TO ADJUST

BRAKE

Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 4. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center/department.
With Parking Brake "Engaged"

Nut "A" Nut Operating

Belt Keepers

Belt Twists Belt Keeper Fan Idler Engine Pulley V-Idler Bottom

As Viewed

From

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6. Place belt around clutching idlers as shown, making sure to route belt inside of all belt keepers. 7 Check to be sure belt is positioned correctly and is on proper side of all belt keepers. 8. Reinstall mower. IMPORTANT: Check Brake Adjustment TRANSMISSION MENT REMOVAL/REPLACE-

TO ADJUST STEERING ALIGNMENT

WHEEL

If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly section of this manual. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN ADJUSTMENT Front wheel toe-in is required for proper steering operation. Toe-in was set at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If parts in the front axle or steering mechanism have been replaced or damaged, check toe-in and adjust if necessary. TO CHECK TOE-IN . Position front wheels straight ahead. • Measure distance between wheels at front and rear of tires (dimensions "A" and "B"). • Front dimension "A" should be 1/8" to 1/4" less than rear dimension "B". TO ADJUSTTOE-IN • Loosen jam nuts at adjustment sleeves on tie rod. o Adjust tie rod until dimension "A" is 1/8" to 1/4" less than dimension "B". ° Tighten jam nuts securely. FRONT WHEEL CAMBER The front wheel camber is not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel camber, contact your nearest authorized service center/ department.

Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual. TO ADJUST MOTION CONTROL LEVER The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If for any reason the motion control lever will not hold its position while at a selected speed, it may be adjusted at the friction pack located on the right side of chassis. 1. Park tractor on level surface. Stop tractor by turning ignition key to "OFF" position and engage parking brake. 2. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 3. While holding Iocknut, loosen jam nut 4. Tighten Iocknut 1/4 turn. 5. While holding Iocknut, tighten jam nut securely. NOTE: If for any reason the effort to move the motion control lever becomes too excessive, reverse the above adjustment procedure by loosening Iocknut 1/4 turn. Road test tractor after adjustment and repeat procedure if necessary.

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FRONT OF TRACTOR _ /

,Locknut Nut Adjustment Sleeves

Jam Nuts

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TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS FRONT WHEEL 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal. 3. Repair tire and reassemble. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. REAR WHEEL1. Block rear axle securely. 2. Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow wheel removal. 3. Repair tire and reassemble. Replace and tighten hub bolts securely. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers Retaining Axle Cover

3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. 2. RED cable last from both batteries.

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BATTERY

TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY A _ICAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt negative grounded system. The other vehical must also be a 12 volt negative grounded system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. 29

_PII,CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 6. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely Close terminal access doors. 9. Close hood.
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TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. = Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO ADJUST SPRING ATTACHMENT LIFT

Hood Headlight Wire Connector

ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position. 2. Check that speed control lever is against stop screw. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and pull throttle cable until lever is against screw. Tighten clamp screw securely. Idle Fuel Adjusting Needle Idle speed Adjusting _crew

1. While holding spring bushing with wrench, loosen jam nut. ° Turn adjustment bolt clockwise to extend spring and reduce lift effort for heavier attachments. ° Turn adjustment bolt counterclockwise for lighter attachments. 2. Retighten jam nut against spring bushing. IMPORTANT: Do not adjust for maximum spring tension when using light attachments such as a mower. Adjust lift lever spring to aid in lifting attachment. Do not overpower spring. When removing attachment, always adjust spring tension to its lowest position.
Adjustment Bolt Bushing

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Jam Nut

Attachment Spring

Lift

Throttle Control Cable

TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1. Raise hood. 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. To replace, reverse above procedure.
Screw Clamp Screw Choke Control Cable

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TO ADJUST

CHOKE CONTROL

The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary, check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. 2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cartridge plate to expose carburetor choke (See "AIR FILTER" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 3. Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed. Tighten casing clamp screw securely. 4. Reassemble air cleaner.
Closed for Full

2. With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn. FINAL SETTING 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. NOTE: The high idle is set at the factory and cannot be adjusted. 2. Idle speed setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, engine should idle at 1200 RPM. If engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting screw in or out until correct idle is attained. 3. Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until engine speed decreases and then turn out (counterclockwise) approximately 3/4 turn to obtain the best low speed performance. 4. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary. ACCELERATION TEST 5. Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust-damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments.

TO ADJUST

CARBURETOR

The carburetor has been present at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: In general, turning the adjusting needles in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/ air mixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. PRELIMINARY
1.

SETTING -

Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see "TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

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Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. _lb CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.

TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting.

Also, experiance indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of and engine while in storage. 1. Drain the fuel tank. 2. Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. ° Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. ° Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s).

BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage; battery may require recharging. = To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). ° After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. ° If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.

OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. ° If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. o Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm.

ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposites from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage.

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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM Will not start

CHART
CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See 'q'o START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all wiring. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 10.Contact a qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 6. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 8. Contact a qualified service center. 1. Depress clutch/brake 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. pedal.

1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. 4. 5. 6. 7. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel.

8. Loose or damaged wiring. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment.

10. Engine valves out of adjustment.
Hard to start 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel.

6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment.

8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Engine will not turn over 1. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Blown fuse. 5. Corroded battery terminals. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Faulty ignition switch. 8. Faulty solenoid 9. Faulty operator switch(es). Engine clicks but will not start 1. 2. 3. 4. or starter. presence

Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Contact a qualified service center.

Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Loss of power

1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position.

Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control.

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TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM Loss of power (continued)

CHART CAUSE 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower, 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. CORRECTION 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10.Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11 .Clean engine air screen/ fins. 12.Clean/replace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 15.Contact a qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Replace blade mandrel. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts.
.

10. Spark plug wire loose. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13. Loose or damaged wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s).

Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged Poorcut-uneven

1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system.

Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact a qualified service center,

1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 4. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Replace blade mandrel. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.

Mower blades not rotate

will

1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley, 4. Frozen blade mandrel.

1. Remove 2. Replace 3. Replace 4. Replace

obstruction. mower drive belt. idler pulley. blade mandrel.

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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM Poor grass discharge

CHART
CAUSE 1. Engine speed too slow. 2, Travel speed too fast. 3. Wet grass. 4. Mower deck not level. 5. Low/uneven tire air pressure 6, Worn, bent or loose blade. 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 9. Blades improperly installed. 10.Improper blades used. CORRECTION 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Level mower deck, 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower housing. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11 .Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.

11 .Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. Switch Bulb(s) Faulty Loose is "OFF". burned out. light switch. or damaged wiring.

1. 2. 3. 4.

5. Blown fuse. Battery will not charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). 4. Faulty alternator. Loss of drive 1. Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. 2. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. 3. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing.
.

Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. 5. Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections, 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace alternator.

1. Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. 2. Replace motion drive belt. 3. Purge transmission.

Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF"

Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine,

.

Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine.

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SCHEMATIC

TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917,273062

BATTERy SOLENOID
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FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID

REGULATOR

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HEADLIGHTS

GFC
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING {NSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRfNG. REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS

CONNECTIONS NON*REMOVABLE

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KEY NO. 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 50 52 70 79 81

PART NO. 144927 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 153664 166184 4152J 4014J 146686 108824X 73510400 170697 160784 163968 140403 170238 17720408 131563 145673 122822X 169416 141940 170251 163996 109748X

DESCRIPTION Battery Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4 Tray, Battery Bolt 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc Hold down Battery Dash Mount Nut Push Nylon 1/4" Switch Interlock Push-In Harness Socket Light W/4152J Bulb Light Cable, Battery Cable, Battery Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc Cable, Ground Switch, Plunger Switch, Ign Key, Ignition Harness Ign. Screw 1/4-20 x 1/2 Cover, Terminal Solenoid Ammeter Switch, PTO Protection Wire Loop Harness Engine Bulbholder Asm Incandescent SV Relay Asm.

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.273062 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

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KEY NO. 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 40 42 43 44 45 47 50

PART NO. 150253 140506 73800700 163976 157882 17720408 145166 161023X558 160568 121794X 17060612 160564X558 19131312 STD523710 STD541437 17060616 145243X558 145244X558 145052 161419 161327 161326 142131 19111116 STD522507 167287X558 136961 156111 STD533710 136939 136940 154913 17490608 152728

DESCRIPTION Rail, Frame RH Drawbar, Gt Nut, Lock Hex 7/16 Unc Dash YTGT 2 Cy] Dash, Lower Vgt One Piece Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Support, Battery Hood Asm., PntYTGT Lens Asm Headlight Bar Cover, Access Screw 3/8-16 x .75 Grille Washer 13/32x13/16x12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc Screw 3/8-16 xl.5 Footrest, RH Footrest, LH Saddle, Hydro Brace, Supt 1-pcVGT Bracket, Pivot Chassis Lh Bracket, Pivot Chassis Rh Bracket, Engine Support Rear Washer 11/32x11/16x16 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4 FenderPnt Bracket, Axle Front Bracket, Support Axle/Engine Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh Bracket Asm., Susp Chas.Rh Screw ThdroL 3/8-16 x 1/2 Bracket, Chassis Front

KEY NO. 52 56 58 60 63 68 70 84 86 90 91 98 99 100 101 102 103 106 122 130 138 139 140 141 142 144 145 147 148 150

PART NO. STD541431 154914 137113 17490620 19131614 17490508 137159 142992 74760716 STD551237 170755 140503 140871 124236X 17490628 STD624003 142273 138776 161464 164863 163975X428 161330 163806 163805 161897 161900 19131414 162967 164655 161237

DESCRIPTION Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Uric Bracket Asm., Susp Chas. Lh Bracket Asm., Fender Screw ThdroL 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Screw Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 Guide, Belt Mid Span Stop, Over Center Mower Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 UNC x 1 Washer, Lock Ext. Tooth 3/8 Rail, Frame Lh Bracket Skid Chassis Rod By Pass Cap By Pass Rod Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Retainer, Spring Lock, By Pass Bolt 5/16-18 TT Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8 Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16x3/4 Cup Holder Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT MagnetYTGT Striker Plate YTGT Bracket Dash Rh Bracket Dash Lh Washer Flat 13/32x7/8x14 Ga. Fastener Nut Pal Extrusion Bumpers Duct Heat Hood given in U. S.

NOTE: All component dimensions inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

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TRACTOR GROUND DRIVE

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GROUND DRIVE

KEY NO. 1 2 3 5 6 7 9 15 17 20 22 23 28 29 30 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 46 47 48 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 58 61 64 65 66 67 68 69 70

PART NO.

7070E 7563R STD541437 STD561210 140507 140080 STD551037 140921 73940800 156103 130564 STD541237 140494 19131616 12000053 124236X 137648 149412 121749X 150035 74321016 5304J 73661000 8883R 145170 138228 72110612 131494 STD5414.37 139123 207J 161590 105706X 140218 74760724 140488 154752 67609 140296 19131312 STD571812 123800X 164892X428

DESCRIPTION Transaxle (See Breakdewn) Hydro Gear 222-3010 Key 1/4 x 2.5 Washer, Thrust, Axle Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Pin, Cotter Wheel, Hub Assembly Bolt, Hub Wahser 13/32xl 3/16x16 Ga. Spring Nut Hex Jam Topiock 1/2-20 Arm Asm Shift Knob Nut Brake, Rod Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. Ring E Cap, Plunger Rod, Parking Brake Spring, Drive Ground Washer 25/32x1-1/4x16 Ga. Nyliner Screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1 Actuator, Interlock Switch Locknut #10-24 Cover, Pedal Retainer, Spring Clutch Rod Bolt, Carri. 3/8-16x1-1/2 Gr. 5 Pulley, Idler, Flat Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Pulley, Idler, Grooved Washer, Hardened Clutch, Arm Assembly Bearing, Idler V-Belt Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/2 Pulley, Transaxle Shaft, Clutch/Brake Pedal Bolt, Shoulder Washer, Hardened Washer, Flat Pin, Roll Washer Console Automatic YT/GT

KEY NO. 71 72 73 74 76 77 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 96 98 99 100 101 104 105 106 107 108 109 111 112 113 115 116 117

PART NO. 151179 STD541431 74490548 142432 140481 74760716 72110505 140484 17490612 150586 140479 140490 17541020 140462 140491 161592 73680700 140489 17490644 74760520 140502 133835 141103 141004 17060624 126881X 156106 140480 17580408 142918 154739 142917 140929 156240 156104 73220700 123405X 73900500 73900600

DESCRIPTION Plate Console Shift Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18x3 Gr5 Screw Hex Wsh. HI-Lo 1/4-12 Bracket Transaxle Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1 Bolt Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bracket Torque RH Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bracket Mount Torque/Fan Strap Torque Mid Spacer Screw #10-24 x 1-1/4 Fan 7" Hydro Adapter Fan Pulley Idler Nut Crownlock 7/16-14 Unc Keeper Belt Screw Thdrol 3/8-!6 x 2-3/4 Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 1.25 Link Shift Asm Fastener Christmas Tree Washer Nickel Plated Bracket Shift Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer Compression Washer Bellville Bracket Idler Screw Tap 1/4-20 x 1/2 O-Ring Asm Hydro Gear 70110 Line Fuel Hydro 15" VGT Cap Asm Vent Hydro Gear 70109 Spring Return Brake Spacer Shift Lever VGTH Washer Nylon High Temp Nut-HexASF7/16-14 UNC Keeper Belt T/A Gnd Dr Nut Lock Hex Flange 5/16-18 Nut, Lock Fig. 3/8-16

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

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STEERING

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KEY PART NO. NO.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 44 45 159944X428 137094 6855M 161849 161848 6266H 121748X 12000029 121232X 74781044 136518 73901000 121749X STD551137 STD541537 145103 137347 137155 156011 163887 159945 155105 152927 74780616 159946X428 3366R 17000612 104239X 12000034 138136 19111610 STD551131 74760512 138059 137156 73360600 109850X 73700600 109851X 155246 17490508 160135 19132411

DESCRIPTION
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NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

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TRACTOR
ENGINE

-- MODEL NUMBER 917.273062

KEY PART NO. NO.

DESCRiPTiON
Engine (See Breakdown) Kohler Model No. CV20S-65551 Muffler Elbow STD 90 Degree 3/8 - 18 NPT Muffler Asm Guard Pulley V-idler Keeper Asm. Belt Engine Bushing Clutch Electric Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch Tank Fuel Rear 3.50 Yt/Gt 96 Pad Spacer Pad Spacer Cap Asm Fuel W/Gauge Plug Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown) Control Throttle Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-18 x 3/4 Control Choke Washer Ext Tooth 3/8 Nut Kepa 3/8 - 24 UNF Bushing Stem Tank Fuel FuelLine Spark Arrester Kit Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 3/8 - 16 Washer Split Clamp Hose Screw 3/8 - 16 x 1-1/4 Screw TT 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 UNC Screw TT 9/8-16 x 4 UNC Washer 1-1/20D X 15/32 ID X .250 Washer Lock 7/16 Bolt Hex 7/16 - 20 X 4 - 1/4 Ga 5 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 UNC Spacer Engine Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 7 Ga. Manifold Pipe VGT Washer Flat 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga, Nipple Pipe 4-1/2 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Gasket KohlerOVl 8-0V26 Elbow Street Brass Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Nut Flange M8-1.25 Non-Lk Zink

2 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 33 35 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 45 47 48 51 54 55 65 69 74 76 80

161063 13200300 151396 121361X 150828 105432X 140923 143996 151346 109227X 106082X 161493 13290300 164067 164863 164415 STD551237 73920600 3645J 139277 7834R 132920 STD541437 10010500 123487X 17060620 17490636 17490664 126197X STD551143 150280 73510400 142040 19132007 161231 19131414 13280336 19131614 24-041-02 162295 17000612 M73030800

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

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TRACTOR SEAT ASSEMBLY

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KEY NO, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 13

PART NO, 140124 140551 140675 127018X 145006 STD541437 124181X 171877 155925 121246X 121248X

DESCRIPTION Seat Bracket, Pivot Seat Strap, Fender Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62 Clip, Push In, Hinged Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc Spring, Seat Cprsn Bolt 5/16-18Uncx3/4 w/Seres Pan, Seat Bracket, Mounting Switch Bushing, Snap

KEY PART NO. NO.
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 72050412 121249X 123740)( 123976X 19171912 166369 124238X 171852 STD541431

DESCRIPTION
Bolt, Cardage 1/4-20 X 1-1/2 Spacer, Split Spdng, Cprsn Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Washer 17/32xl-3/16x12 Ga. Knob, Seat Cap, Spring Seat Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Uric

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch= 25,4 mm

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KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 PART NO. 164094 149516 163916 163917 140837 133644 164757 164884 163204 156439 4900J 146790 KEY NO, 13 14 17 18 19 22 23 25 --- PART NO. 167176 160397 163265 164065 138047 142342 106202X 163223 138311 173982 173983 DESCRIPTION Decal Dash Decal Battery DNGR/PSN ENGAsm Decal Hood RH Craftsman Decal Hood LH Craftsman Decal Brake Parking Saddle Decal Maintenance Decal Engine Decal Blower Hsng Kohl Decal, Fender Craftsman Decal Fender Danger Decal Clutch/Brake Decal V-Belt Dr Sch DESCRIPTION Decal Replacement Decal V-Belt Schem Decal Dash Panel Decal Insert Strg Decal Battery Decal DrawbarCNTRL Reflector, Taillight Decal Fender Auto Trans Decal Handle Lft Height Adjust (Lift Handle) Owner's Manual, English Owner's Manual, Spanish

WHEELS AND TIRES

KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 4 10 9 8 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 - -

PART NO. 59192 65139 106228X427 8134H 106230X 278H 9040H 104757X 105588X 7154J I06227X427 6856M 144334

DESCRIPTION Cap Valve Tire Stem Valve RimAsm Front Tube, Front (Service item Only) Tire, Front Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing Flange (Front Wheel Only) Cap Axle Tire Rear Tube Rear (Service Item Only) RimAsm Rear Fitting Grease Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz. Tube) given in U. S.

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NOTE: All component dimensions inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

TRACTOR LIFT ASSEMBLY

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KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 t5 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 38 39 40 41 42 43 70 72

PART NO, 121006X 159187 159189 12000022 19292016 71110624 125631X 122365X 122364X 2876H 146704 163552 139858 140302 STD541437 674A247 STD541237 143363 STD551037 5328J STD523710 127218 STD624008 73350800 130171 73680800 150233 110807){ STD551037 137150 STD560907 137167 138057 155097 123935X 17490512 73540600 19112410 123934X 145212 110452X

DESCRIPTION Rod Asm., Lever Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt Lever Asm. Lift Rh E-Ring Truarc #5133-87 Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gdp, Handle Fluted Button, Plunger Plunger, Button Spring 2-1/8" Link Lift Retainer, Spring Arm, Suspension Vgt Bearing Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc Spring Asm., Assist Lift Nut, HexJam 3/8-16 Unc Bracket, Spring Assist Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga, Bolt, Adjust Spring Assist Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Link, Front Retainer, Spring Nut, Jam Hex 1/2-13 Uric Trunnion Nut Crownlock 1/2-13 Unc Trunnion, Infin Height Nut, Special Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Spring, Compression Inf Hgt Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2 Rod, Adj Lift Knob, Inf 3/8-16 Uric Pointer, Height indicator Plug, Hole Screw Hex Wsh 5/16-18 x 3/4 Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24 Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga. Scale, indicator Height Nut Hex Flange Lock Nut Push Phos & Oil

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

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MOWER DECK
KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1! 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 PART NO. 156990 STD541431 72110506 7631J 138457 STD624008 130832 850857 STD551137 140296 137380 129895 137553 137152 110485)( 140329 106735X 19111016 105304X 123713X 137607 110452X 110509X 136320 19111216 STD551037 132823 157722 137266 153535 129963 72140610 72110616 72110608 137166 KEY NO. 38 39 40 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 99 102 - PART NO. 156085 131494 136572 STD533107 136460 165723 STD541437 74760628 137200 137729 136574 137272 137273 139245 137789 139573 144959 138687 136577 133957 137644 139031 136573 133943 72110612 19121414 151831 156009 73930600 72110614 153390 143651

DESCRIPTION Mower DeckWeldment 50 Nut, Crewnlock 5/16-18 Bolt, Carriage 6/16-18 x 3/4 Runner, Mower LH Bracket Asm., Sway Bar Retainer, Spring Arm Suspension, Rear Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Patched Washer, Lock Hvy 3/8 Unplated Washer, Hard Blade Mower Vented Blade (3 Required) Bearing, Ball #6204 (Mandrel) Shaft Asm., W/Lower Brg (includes Key No. 12) Housing, Mandrel 50" Vent Bearing, Ball Mandrel Stripper, Mower Vented Rod, Hinge Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion Deflector Bracket, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Mower Runner, RH Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Washer 13/32x13/16x16Ga. Spacer, Spring Stop Idler Screw Thdrol Washer Hd Nut, Fig Top Lock Cntr 9/16 Pulley, Mandrel Washer, Spacer Mower Vented Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 2 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16xl Gr. 5 Stiffener, Arm Idler

DESCRIPTION Keeper, Belt _dler Pultey, Idler Flat Pulley, Driven Bolt, Carr.5/16-18Uncx3/4 Arm, Idler Secondary Spacer, Retainer Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc Bolt,Fin Hex 3/8-16Uncx1-3/4 Cover, Mandrel RH Screw, Thd Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 Cover, Mandrel LH Arm, Idler Primary Spring, Secondary Pulley, Idler V Groove Shield, Idler V-Belt, Mower Primary V-Belt, Mower Secondary Spring, Primary Bar Asm., Wheel Gauge Wheel, Gauge Bolt, Shoulder Pin, Clevis Bracket, Wheel Gauge Washer Hardened Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga Pulley Idler Flat Mower Keeper, Belt Idler 44/50" Nut, Centedock 3/8-16 Bolt, Cam 3/8-16xl-3/4Gr. 5 Washer, Felt Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key Nos. 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 33) Deck Assembly - Service (Std. Deck - Order Separately All Nose Roller and Gauge Wheet Components)

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NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

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KEY PART NO. NO,
1 2 7 16 20 21 22 33 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 45 46 47 49 63 64 65 67 68 69 70 71 164591 164592 153765 142876 142877 142878 142879 142929 142880 142882 142883 142884 142885 142886 142887 142888 142889 142890 142891 142892 153766 142894 150818 142897 142898 142899 142900 142901 142902

DESCRIPTION
Assembly, Housing, LH Assembly, Housing, RH Oil Seal .984 x 1.5 x .25 Brake Shaft Assembly Axle Mounting Horn Assembly Washer 1+0 x 1.63 x +08 Washer 1.0 x 2.06 x .09 Brake Yoke Assembly Brake Arm Puck Plate Brake Puck Washer 7/80.D+ x 7/16 x .060 Nut, Castle 5/16-24 Cotter Pin Brake Actuating Pin Hi Pro Key Spacer Brake Disc Bolt 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Bolt 1/4-20 x 1 DifferentialAssembly Dowel Pin Reduction Gear, 14 Teeth to 38 Teeth Final Drive Pinion Assembly Jackshaft O-Ring Washer 5/8 X 1-5/32 Washer 7/8 X 1-1/2 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 3.5

KEY PART NO. NO,
72 73 74 76 77 78 79 81 82 89 9! 95 96 103 104 106 108 109 110 1tl 112 113 117 123 124 129 153767 142904 142905 142907 142908 142909 153768 142910 142911 142912 153769 142914 153770 142916 142917 142918 142919 142920 142921 150820 150823 150821 150822 150824 150825 153771

DESCRIPTION
Locknut, Hex 5/16-18 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/2 Hex Cap Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Shoulder Bolt Freewheel Actuating Arm Oil Seal .625 x 1.0 x .25 Grease (10 oz. Tube) Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-3/4 Bolt 5/16-18 x 4-1/2 Filter, Spin On Pump, BDU-10L-122 Plug, Straight Thread 6Oi 7/18 SAE x 5/16 Fitting Washer Vent Cap Assembly Fitting O-Ring Assembly ControlArm Set Screw Filter Head Hose 1/2" Fitting, 1/2" Beaded 90i 7/8 SAE Fitting, 1/2" Beaded 60i 9/16 Fitting, 1/2" Beaded 90i 9/16 O Ring Pinch Clamp Spring, Long

NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm

given in U.S. inches

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KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 12 13 14 15 17 19 21 22 23

PART NO. 144569 122716X 122745X 122715X 122700X 122699X 122767X 122717X 122748X 122749X 144571 122770X 153801 122722X 144573 142978

DESCRIPTION Shaft, Pump Ring, Retaining Bearing, Ball Spacer Seal, Lip Ring, Retaining Beadng, Cradle Seal, Lip Arm, Trunnion Guide, Slot Housing Kit, Transmission Bearing, Thrust, Ball Center Section Kit Seal, Lip Shaft, Motor Washer, Block Thrust

KEY NO. 25 32 37 38 42 43 44 47 53 60 62 63 64 67

PART NO. 127148X 142938 122786X 122718)( 144578 144578 144579 122752X 127153X 142977 144581 144582 144583 144584 153769

DESCRIPTION Swashplate, Variable Block Assembly Pin, Stainless, Headless Gasket, Center Section Check Valve Kit Check Valve Kit Charge Relief Kit Screw, Socket Head, Cap Bypass Valve Kit Block Spring O-Ring Charge Pump Kit Gerotor Assembly Screw, Socket Head, Cap Pump Assembly, Complete

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:YLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHERJ

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HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER KEY PART NO. NO.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 24-033-03 24-041-23 24-096-15 M-0645020 X-75-23 12-351-02 24-755-66 24-411-05 24-041-08 24-318-12 25-186-01 24o599-01 M-0640034 12-086-16 24,755-74 24-153-16 24-086-32 24-445-01 24-016-01 24,016-02 24-017-01 24-017-02 24-032-05 235011 24_089-02 12-173-01 12-755-03 24-318-11 24-755-76 25-313-02 24-755°57 M-0545016 24-445-02 24-126-44 24-112-12 24,294-06 24-326-13 24-326-14 X-426-9

CRANKCASE KEY PART NO. NO.
1 2 3 4 5 6 24-032-01

DESCRIPTION
Kit, breather cover w/gasket (includes 2,3) Gasket, breather Cover, breather Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x20 (4) Plug, allen hd. 1/8" Lifter, valve (4) Kit, vatve train (Includes 8,11,12) Rod, push (4) Gasket, cylinder head (2) Head assembly, #2 cylinder Arm, rocker (4) Pivot, rocker arm (4) Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x34 (4) Screw, hex. flange M 10x1.5xg0 (8) Kit, valve cover - plain (Includes 16,17) O-Ring Screw, shoulder (4) Strap, lifting Valve, exhaust (Std.) (2) Valve, exhaust (.25) (2) Valve, intake (Std.) (2) Valve, intake (.25) (2) Seal, valve stem (2) Retainer, spring (4) Spring, valve (4} Cap, valve spring (4) Kit, retainer (4) Head assembly, #1 cylinder Kit, valve cover - breather (Incl. 16,17,28) Grommet, rubber Kit, breather separator (Includes 28,39-33) Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8x16 (2) Strap, breather Bracket, breather separator Spacer Fitting Hose, breather Hose, breather Clamp, hose (2)

DESCRiPTiON
Seal, oil front Crankcase (USE: Miniblock 24 782 05) Fitting Pin, dowel locating (6) Connecting Rod (Std.) (2) Connecting Rod (.25) (2/ Piston w/Ring Set (Std.) (2) (Includes 7,8) Piston w/Ring Set (.25) (2) Piston w/Ring Set (.50) (2) Ring Set (Std.) (2) Ring Set (.25) (2) Ring Set (.50) (2) Retainer, piston pin (4) Shim, camshaft (A.R.) Shim, camshaft (A.R.) Shim, camshaft (A.R.) Shim, camshaft (A.R.) Shim, camshaft Shim, camshaft (A.R.) Shim, camshaft (A.R,) Camshaft (includes 11) Spring, actuating (ACR) Plug, cup Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sxl0 (2) Retainer, reed (2) Reed, breather (2) O-Ring, lower oil fill tube Bracket, oil fill tube Tube, oil fill Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 6 O-Ring, upper oil fill tube Dipstick assembly (_nc_udes 22,23) Kit, oil fll_ cap (Includes 23) O-Ring, dipstick Pin, hitch Washer, plain 6 mm Seal, governor cross shaft Washer, plain 1/4" Shaft, governor cross

24-294,13 12-380-17 24-067-13 24-067-14 24-874-01 24-874-02 24-874,03 24-108-01 24-108-02 24-108-03 24-018-01 12-422-09 12-422-13 12-422-07 12-422-08 12_422-10 12-422-11 12o422-12 24-010-03 24-089-21 52-139-09 M-0545010 24-018-04 24-402-05 12-153-01 24-126-19 12-123-04 M-0545016 12-153-02 24-038-04 24,755-46 12-153-03 12-380-04 M-0631005 12-032-01 X-25-102 24-144-01

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10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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IGNITION/CHARGING

-- MODEL NUM BER 917.273062
CV20S, TYPE NUMBER 65551
BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES

NUMBER

KEY PART NO. NO.
54-755-15

DESCRIPTION
Kit, grass screen (Includes 2-4,and 24 113 18) Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 (4) Washer, plain 5/16" (4) Spacer, grass screen (4) Bolt, shoulder (4) Fan Screw, hex. flange M10x1.5x46 Washer, plain 3/8". Key Flywheel Rectifier-regulator Washer, plain 3/16" (2) Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x7/8 (2) Connector (3 contact) Kit, 15 amp stator (Includes 24 126 71) Spark Plug (2) Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25 (2) Clip, cable Clip, cable Washer, plain 1/4" Module, ignition (2) Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20 (4)

KEY PART NO. NO.
1 54-027-95

DESCRIPTION
Housing, blower (Incl. M-0545010 & 24 063 36) Nut, plastic (2) Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20 (2) Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 (5) Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16 (6) Plate, backing - # 2 side Plate, backing - # 1 side Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 2 side Baffle, valley - #2 side Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 1 side Baffle_ valley - #1 side Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0 (2)

2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M-0403025 X-25-92 24-112-04 25-086-47 24-157-03 12-086-14 12-468-03 )(-42-15 24-025-04 25-403-03 X-25-92 24-086-18 236602 54-755-09 12-132-06 M-0548025 235173 48-154-02 X-25-63 24-584-01 M-0545020

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

24-100-02 M-0545020 M-0545016 M-0551016 M-0645016 24-146-02 24-146-08 24-063-20 24-063-14 24-063-30 24-063-23 M-0545010

18 19 20 21 22

NOT ILLUSTRATED - 24-063-36 Baffle, blower housing -M-0545010 Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xlO (2) - N/A Cover, control *24-086-06 Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x3/4" (2)

NOT ILLUSTRATED -24-126-71 Bracket, stator wire -X-22-11 Washer, lock 1/4" -24-176-12 Harness, wiring Lead, black (rect.-reg. 4" - 18 gauge -25-518-28 insulated grip barrel eyelets) -24-113-18 Decal, grass screen -12-454-01 Tie, wire

AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 PART NO, 24-164-06 M-0651055 24-041-01 24-041-14 24-094-13 24-041-13 24-109-05 24-083-05 24-083-03 230046 24-096-01 12-100-01 24-096-65 54-755-01 24-153-15 25-341-03

DESCRIPTION Manifold, intake Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x55 (4) Gasket, intake manifold (2) Gasket, air cleaner base Base, air cleaner Gasket, fuel spitback cup Cup, fuel spitback Precleaner, element Element, air cleaner Seal, breather Cover, inner air cleaner Wing Nut Cover, air cleaner Kit, knob with seal (Includes 15 & 16) O-Ring Knob, cover

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STARTING SYSTEM

MODEL NUM BER 917.273062
CV20S, TYPE NUMBER 65551
OIL PAN/LUBRICATION

NUMBER

KEY PART NO. NO.
M"0839070 24-096-05 M-0839080 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12-468-01 25©98-05 12-221-01 12-227-13 12-211-01 12-755-54 12-227-06 12-170-05

DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x70 Cover, pinion Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x80 Washer, plain 11/32" (3) Starter, (Includes 6-11) Kit, brush Cap Bolt, thru (2) Kit, drive Cap, drive end Armature

KEY PART NO. NO.
M-0645025

DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x25 (2) Washer, plain 6 mm (2) Pan, oil assembly (Includes 1,2, & 4-10) Oil pump assembly (Includes 8) Tube, oil pickup Screen, oil Kit, governor gear w/pin (Includes 8) Pin, governor regulating Tab, locking Shaft, governor gear O-Ring Plug, hex. ctsk. 3/8" Nipple, oil filter Filter, oil Seal, oil (PTO end) Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45 Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45 (9) Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8" N.P.T.F.

2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M"0631005 24-199-07 24-393-08 24-123-05 24-162-26 24-043-12 12-380-01 52-448-02 12-144-02 24-153-08 X-75-32 24-136-01 52-050-02 52-032-08 24-086-17 24-086-16 X-75-10

ENGINE CONTROLS KEY PART NO. NO.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 SM-0642025 24-090-14 M"0641060 24-089-01 25-158-08 24-079-04 25-158-11 M"0547050 24-089-03 24-126-56 M"0645016 12-237-01 M-0545016 24-090-07 24-468-01 24-089-18 M-0446030 24-090-13 M-0545020 24-089-38 24-090-05 41-468-03 M"0403025 24-079-05

DESCRIPTION
18 Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x25 Lever, govemor Nut, hex. flange M6xl.O Spring, linkage Bushing, linkage retaining Linkage, throttle Bushing, throttle linkage Nut, hex. lock M5xO.8 Spring, throttle Bracket, control Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16 (4) Clamp, cable (2) Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl 6 (3) Lever, thorttle actuator Washer, plain 5.5 mm (3) Spring, governor Nut, hex M4x0.7 Lever, throttle control Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8x20 Spring, throttle limiter Lever, choke Washer, spring 1/4" Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 Linkage, choke

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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV20S, TYPE NUMBER 65551
CRANKSHAFT KEY PART NO. NO.
1 2 24-014-72 52-139-09

FUEL SYSTEM KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3
24-853-25 24-041-15

DESCRIPTION
Crankshaft Plug, cup (Includes 2)

DESCRIPTION
Kit, carburetor w/gaskets (Includes 2-4) Gasket, carburetor Carburetor assembly (For information only not available separately) (Includes 24 757 18, 24-053 25, 24-757-19, 24-757-20, 24 757-22) Gasket, air cleaner base Stud, M6x1.0x95 (2) Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0 (2) Clip, cable Line, fuel 10-5/8" (2) Clamp, hose (6) Screw, hex. cap. M6x1.7x18

EXHAUST KEY PART NO. NO.
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 24-041-14 M-0629095 M-0641060 47-154-01 24-383-03 X-426+9 24-086-12

DESCRIPTION

1 24-041-02 Gasket, exhaust (2) 2 25-072-04 Stud, M8x1.25x33 (4) NOT ILLUSTRATED +24-522-16 Short Block -24-782-05 Miniblock -24-755-03 Gasket Set

(2)
24-393-04 24-100-01 25-353-03 24-050-02 NOT ILLUSTRATED - 24-757-18 - 24-757-19 +24-757-20 - 24-757-22

11 12 13 14

Pump, fuel - pulse Nut, plastic (2) Line, fuel 13-1/2" Filter, fuel Kit, overhaul w/gaskets Kit, choke repair w/gaskets Kit, gasket Kit, solenoid replacement w gaskets

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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION

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ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL

SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH SKY LiNE OR TREE.

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Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.

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